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  • Yale World Fellows: Nandita Das and Parmesh Shahani honoured with the Ivy league degree April 8, 2014

    Washington: Award-winning Indian actress and director Nandita Das and head of Godrej India Culture Lab Parmesh Shahani have been named 2014 Yale World Fellows, taking the number of Indian fellows to 15. With the addition of Das and Shahani, India has more fellows in the global Yale World Fellows network than...
  • Indian author Pankaj Mishra wins $ 150,000 Yale literary prize March 11, 2014

    Washington: Award-winning Indian author Pankaj Mishra is among eight writers from seven countries who have won a $ 1,50,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their literary achievements. Essayist and novelist Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature prize in the non-fiction category, Yale University said...
  • 19-yr-old sets record for fastest Antarctic to South Pole trek December 26, 2013

    A 19-year-old student in UK has set a new world record for the fastest journey from the coast of Antarctica to the south pole, after completing the arduous trek in just 18 days. Parker Liautaud, a Geology and Geophysics student at Yale University, has also become the youngest man to have...
  • Lockdown ends at Yale University's Connecticut campus, no gunman found November 26, 2013

    Boston: Yale University lifted a lockdown on Monday after a police search of its campus in New Haven, Connecticut, found no evidence of a gunman, despite an anonymous caller's claim that his roommate had headed to the Ivy League school to shoot people. "This is so far an unconfirmed report," said...
  • Yale University in lockdown after report of person with gun in the campus November 25, 2013

    New Haven (US): Police have blocked off several downtown streets near Yale University as they investigate a report of a gunman in the area. Yale put the school in New Haven, Conn, on lockdown Monday morning and is advising students and staff to shelter in place. The school also issued an...
  • Shah Rukh Khan heading to Harvard; Aamir Khan spotted wearing a skirt February 6, 2013

    Time to find out all that's buzzing in B-wood and from what we hear there are some pretty strange things happening; Aamir Khan was spotted wearing a skirt and Shah Rukh Khan just might be heading to Harvard! Here's more on all that. ...
  • Is Ranbir Kapoor headed to Yale University? January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Ranbir Kapoor is going places. After winning Best Actor award in almost all the award ceremonies this year for his deaf and mute act in 'Barfi!', the young Kapoor will be going to address students at the prestigious Yale University as a guest lecturer. In 2012, Shah Rukh Khan...
  • Yale under fire for new campus in restrictive Singapore December 29, 2012

    New Haven: For more than 300 years, Yale University has prided itself on training top students to question and analyze, to challenge and critique. Now, Yale is seeking to export those values by establishing the first foreign campus to bear its name, a liberal arts college in Singapore that is...
  • Higher education needs to be improved: Pranab Mukherjee December 28, 2012

    Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee on December 28 pitched for improving the standards of higher education by Indian universities and also asked the private players also to contribute their best as there were 'unlimited' demands and 'limited' resources in the sector. "The standards of higher education in India today need improvement....
  • Fareed Zakaria resigns from Yale governing board August 21, 2012

    Washington: After a long association with the Yale University, noted Indian American writer and journalist Fareed Zakaria has resigned from its governing body to focus on journalistic career. Zakaria, who received his bachelor's degree from the university, was associated with the Yale Corporation for past six years. The decision of Zakaria to...
  • Indian American appointed to top Yale position June 18, 2012

    Washington: The prestigious Yale University on Monday announced the appointment of Indian American academician Anjani Jain to a top university position. Beginning July 1, Jain will join Yale School of Management (SOM) as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme. Jain has served in multiple leadership roles at the...
  • India last stop for Stanford-bound ICSE topper May 22, 2012

    Dubai: India-born Rohan Sampath knew he would do well in his Grade 12 exams but becoming the ICSE topper worldwide with 99.5 per cent marks was unimaginable. The 17-year-old now looks forward to joining Stanford University and unlike many brought up in Dubai, he really hopes he can return to...
  • No profiling in Shah Rukh's detention, says US April 14, 2012

    Washington: Caught on the wrong foot over the detaining of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport twice, Washington has asserted it was not a case of racial profiling or a pattern. Suggesting that Khan was not 'detained', but 'simply delayed', State Department spokesperson Mark Toner told reporters...
  • Shah Rukh victim of US random selection system April 14, 2012

    Chicago: When India's star actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained and questioned for two hours at the Newark International Airport in August, 2009, the action could well have been a result of the random selection parameter built into the U.S. immigration's security system rather than only racial profiling. With Khan reliving...
  • Yale regrets Shah Rukh Khan's detention April 14, 2012

    New York: America's prestigious Yale University, which had invited Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, on Saturday said that his detention was "unfortunate" but things were sorted out in the end. "As SRK himself would tell you, what is most important in his movies is how they end rather than how they...
  • SRK detention: US rules out racial profiling April 14, 2012

    Washington: The US on Saturday ruled out any pattern or racial profiling in the detention of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan twice in the US in the past three years. "I wouldn't necessarily look at this as some sort of pattern, but rather two separate incidents," State Department spokesman Mark...
  • SRK detention row: Twitter abuzz with reactions April 14, 2012

    Shah Rukh Khan was detained for over two hours at New York's White Plain airport on Friday. ...
  • SRK detention: India summons US envoy April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India has refused to accept the US apology for Shah Rukh Khan's two-hour detention at a New York airport on Friday and has summoned the US Deputy Chief of Mission. "I was detained at the airport as always for an hour and a half, which was nice. Whenever I...
  • SRK detention: Actor jokes, US apologises, India fumes April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In response to the criticism over the detention of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at the New York’s White Plain airport, the US on Friday apologised, saying that many Americans were fan of the superstar. Addressing a press conference, US Embassy spokesperson Peter Vrooman said, "Many Americans are fan...
  • Whenever I feel too arrogant, I take a trip to US: SRK April 13, 2012

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained for over two hours at a New York airport on Friday, triggering a strong reaction from India. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan charms Yale crowd April 13, 2012

    New Haven: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan enthralled the students of Yale University as he came to the Ivy League institution as a Chubb Fellow, one of its top honours. A crowd gathered outside the Shubert Theatre early in the afternoon and as the day went on the line snaked around...
  • US apologises for detaining SRK, India upset April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday talked tough on the Shah Rukh Khan detention case at a New York aiport, saying that such incidents could not continue anymore. "It has become a habit these days to first detain and then apologise. This can't continue," said Krishna, who...
  • Shah Rukh Khan detained for 2 hours at NY airport April 13, 2012

    New York: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who arrived in the US to visit the Yale University, was detained for over two hours at a New York airport. Khan was to address the students at the Yale University, which is three hours from New York. The Bollywood actor was reportedly...
  • Two Indians selected as Yale 2012 World Fellows April 5, 2012

    Washington: Two Indians are among 16 people selected by the prestigious Yale University in 2012 as its World Fellows, bringing the total number of fellows from India to 11 since the programme started in 2002. "Two of the 16 Yale World Fellows for the year 2012 are from India," the university...
  • Why women find it harder to quit smoking April 5, 2012

    Washington: It's known that women find it a bit harder to kick the butt than men. Now, a new study has found why - it's because their brains respond quite differently to nicotine than male smokers. When a person smokes, the number of nicotine receptors in the brain - which...
  • US universities to participate in Yale Hindi debate March 29, 2012

    Washington: Students from top American universities, including Columbia, Cornell and Harvard, would participate in the fourth edition of the Yale Hindi debate. The one of its kind debate with the preliminary on March 30 and final on April 6, the students from these top American universities would debate on theme "Higher...
  • Mriganka Sur reveals the mysteries of the brain February 25, 2012

    How is the brain wired? How does it code and decode information? What causes developmental disorders like autism and diseases like Alzheimer’s? These are the questions that have occupied neuroscientist Mriganka Sur over the past 30 years. By studying the connections in the brain—and by making connections in the lab through...
  • NY: Police check of Muslim students sparks outrage February 22, 2012

    New York: The mayor faced off with the president of Yale University on Tuesday over an effort by the city's police department to monitor Muslim student groups for any signs that their members harboured terrorist sympathies. It was revealed over the weekend that in recent years the New York Police Department...
  • Yale Varsity turns Indian MPs into students June 12, 2011

    New York: It will be a different gathering of Parliament members with no marshals to throw out and no zero hour to show their lung power. Here the Speaker will be replaced by professors and the MPs will sit in the classroom taking notes and quiz. The 2011 cohort of 13...
  • 'Dream' studies: Getting into Harvard gets more tough March 31, 2009

    Boston: Getting into Harvard University got tougher this year as a record number of students applied to the school's undergraduate program, many drawn by attractive financial aid offers during the recession. Harvard, the world's richest university, said on Monday 29,112 students applied for a spot in the Class of...